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Definitions for descendent
dɪˈsɛn dəntde·scen·dent

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. descendant, descendentadjective

    a person considered as descended from some ancestor or race

  2. descendant, descendentadjective

    going or coming down

  3. descendant, descendentadjective

    proceeding by descent from an ancestor

    "descendent gene"


  1. descendentadjective

    descending; going down

    The elevator resumed its descendent trajectory.

  2. descendentadjective

    descending from (an ancestor)

    Power in the kingdom is transferred in a descendent manner.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Descendentadjective

    descending; falling; proceeding from an ancestor or source

    Etymology: [L. descendens, -entis, p. pr. of descendre. Cf. Descendant.]


  1. Descendent

    Someone deriving or descending from an ancestor.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of descendent in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of descendent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of descendent in a Sentence

  1. Stephanie Melillo:

    We used to think that A. anamensis gradually turned into A. afarensis over time, we still think that these two species had an ancestor-descendent relationship, but this new discovery suggests that the two species were actually living together in the Afar for quite some time. It changes our understanding of the evolutionary process and brings up new questions -- were these animals competing for food or space ?

  2. Grace Arnold:

    As a descendent of Confederate veterans and slave owners, the least I can do to atone for the pain my family has caused them is to oppose this statue, these statues only exist in a sick attempt to preserve human slavery.

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